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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as an individual's date of birth and marriage; family members; occupation; education; military service information; family migration; social, political, and religious affiliation.  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio_Biography|Ohio Biography]]''
  
'''Examples of sources for biography in [[Portal:Ohio|Ohio]]'''
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<br> Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.
  
Upton, Harriet Taylor. ''History of the Western Reserve''. Three Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing, 1910. (FHL book 977.13 H2u; films 934867-68.) It provides extensive biographies and many portraits. Excerpts can be viewed at [http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maggieoh/western.html HWR]. The complete text is viewable at [http://books.google.com/books?id=23SOSYLJPVsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=history+of+the+western+reserve Google Books], <br>
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== Biographical Encyclopedias  ==
  
Galbreath, Charles B. ''History of Ohio''. Five Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1925. (FHL book 977.1 H2ga; films 931797-801.) The last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent Ohio citizens. (The entire 3,562 page book is viewable at HeritageQuest online, through most public library websites.)
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*Upton, Harriet Taylor. ''History of the Western Reserve''. Three Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing, 1910. {{FHL|95452|item|disp=FHL films 934867-68, book 977.13 H2u}}A digital version is available through the FamilySearch catalog entry. The complete text is also viewable at [http://books.google.com/books?id=23SOSYLJPVsC Google Books]
  
'''Indexes<br>'''An every-name card index to about 450,000 persons mentioned in the biographical sections of Ohio county histories is: ''The Ohio Surname Index''. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 1984. (FHL films 398201-64.)
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:Upton, Harriet Taylor and Lake County Genealogical Society, ''An Every-Name Index to the History of the Western Reserve'' (Mentor, Ohio: Lake County Chapter, OGS, 1988.) {{WorldCat|19483108|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat}}; {{FHL|380813|item|disp=FHL fiche 6093927, book 977.13 H2u index 1988}}
  
''An Every-Name Index to the History of the Western Reserve''. Mentor, Ohio: Lake County Chapter, OGS, 1988. (FHL book 977.13 H2u index 1988; fiche 6093927.)  
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*Galbreath, Charles B. ''History of Ohio''. Five Volumes. (Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1925.) {{FHL|219741|item|disp=FHL films 931797-801, book 977.1 H2ga}}The last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent Ohio citizens. (The entire 3,562 page book is viewable at HeritageQuest online, through most public library websites.)
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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*Boardman, Alice, Marjorie Price, DAR (Ohio), Ohio Historical Society, ''The Ohio Surname Index'' (Columbus, Ohio:Ohio Historical Society, 1984) [http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society,1984]; {{FHL|86323|item|disp=FHL films 398201-64}} An every-name card index to about 450,000 persons mentioned in various biographical sections of Ohio county histories.<br>
  
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=== Family History Library  ===
  
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The Family History has a large collection of county histories which include biographical information. To access biographies in the FamilySearch Catalog, use a Place-name Search for:
  
[http://ohiobio.org/ http://ohiobios.ancestralsites.com/]'''[http://ohiobio.org/]'''Ohio Biography is searchable by name, county and occupation
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:OHIO, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
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:OHIO, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
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:OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY
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:OHIO, [COUNTY]. [TOWN] - HISTORY
  
''''''http://www.geneasearch.com/biography/states/ohio.htm'''''
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=== Statewide Collections  ===
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[[Category:Ohio]]
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*[http://www.usbiographies.org/ohio/ Ohio Biography]is searchable by name, county and occupation.
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*[http://www.geneasearch.com/biography/states/ohio.htm Ohio Biographies]
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*[http://www.ohiobio.org/ Ohio Biographies]
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=== Further Reading  ===
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See the [[United States Biographies|United States Biographies]] for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "[[Ohio History|Ohio History]]" and "[[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio Genealogy]]" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.
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Biographies can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local or county histories with biographical sketches on residents. Additional resources for Ohio biographies may be found in the {{FHL|351377|subject_id|disp=Ohio Biography}} topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog  with indexes found at {{FHL|362482|subject_id|disp=Ohio Biography Indexes.}} Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Also find Ohio Biography resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]].<br>  
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To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=surname FamilySearch Catalog], use a [[FamilySearch Catalog Surname Search|Last names Search]].
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[[Category:Ohio|Biography]]

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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.

Biographical Encyclopedias

  • Upton, Harriet Taylor. History of the Western Reserve. Three Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing, 1910. FHL films 934867-68, book 977.13 H2uA digital version is available through the FamilySearch catalog entry. The complete text is also viewable at Google Books
Upton, Harriet Taylor and Lake County Genealogical Society, An Every-Name Index to the History of the Western Reserve (Mentor, Ohio: Lake County Chapter, OGS, 1988.) At various libraries (WorldCat; FHL fiche 6093927, book 977.13 H2u index 1988
  • Galbreath, Charles B. History of Ohio. Five Volumes. (Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1925.) FHL films 931797-801, book 977.1 H2gaThe last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent Ohio citizens. (The entire 3,562 page book is viewable at HeritageQuest online, through most public library websites.)
  • Boardman, Alice, Marjorie Price, DAR (Ohio), Ohio Historical Society, The Ohio Surname Index (Columbus, Ohio:Ohio Historical Society, 1984) Ohio Historical Society,1984; FHL films 398201-64 An every-name card index to about 450,000 persons mentioned in various biographical sections of Ohio county histories.

Family History Library

The Family History has a large collection of county histories which include biographical information. To access biographies in the FamilySearch Catalog, use a Place-name Search for:

OHIO - BIOGRAPHIES
OHIO, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
OHIO, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY
OHIO, [COUNTY]. [TOWN] - HISTORY


Statewide Collections

Further Reading

See the United States Biographies for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "Ohio History" and "Ohio Genealogy" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.

Biographies can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local or county histories with biographical sketches on residents. Additional resources for Ohio biographies may be found in the Ohio Biography topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog with indexes found at Ohio Biography Indexes. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Ohio Biography resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog.

To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the FamilySearch Catalog, use a Last names Search.